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Hi there! i’m katelyn.

Hello, and welcome to the KJ Blog! I'm Katelyn James, and my husband Michael and I are a wedding photography team based in Richmond, Virginia. We hope you grab some coffee (or a diet coke, in my case) and enjoy viewing our latest work, browsing resources for photographers, and getting a little peek into our life!  Read more...

Brand Boosters

  • Ask Anything

Many gave emailed me and have asked about my branding. Who made your website? (I did, because I’m a Showiteer!! Woopwoop!:) Who made your logo and your blog and how did you decide on TEAL? And how did you make people REMEMBER you and keep coming back to your blog? These are questions I receive all the time and they are GREAT questions!! REALLY great questions. When I think about the photographers that I LOVE following… they all have something in common. They all share a simliar marketing strategy and it WORKS. These photographers all use what I like to call “Brand Boosters”.

Winter Richmond Engagement Shoot

  • Clint + Cary | Engaged

WARM winter here in Virginia for the most part. We’ve experienced 50-70 degree days almost WEEKLY and while it doesn’t do much for my longing for a snow storm, it is nice for shooting portraits!  Cary and Clint are from out of town and it’s very seldom that they are both together in Richmond. So when Cary emailed me and asked if New Years Day would be a possibility for a quick engagement shoot, of course I agreed. I understand tough schedules and being apart, Michael and I lived that life for a couple years and it’s hard to make

My Office Closet Makeover

  • Our House | Before & Afters

have read on my January Snapshot that I wanted to clean out the massive disaster that was my office closet. This closet has been the “oh just throw it in there” area since the day we moved in. Junk EVERYWHERE. Just opening the doors made me shutter. I couldn’t find anything, light stands were falling everywhere and there was trash… yes, TRASH stored in there! Old cardboard boxes and packaging bubble wrap were stuffed in the back corner and old files were jammed into folders. It was a MESS. One of my goals was to not only CLEAN this closet out and organize it

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